Bryce White is a seven-year-old who has it all figured out.
He recently celebrated his 7th birthday and when it came down to the presents, Bryce gave all that he received to an organization call B.I.G. Love because “that’s what God would do.”
B.I.G. Love is an organization providing personalized care to cancer kids and their families in Texas and Arkansas. It is a non-profit, volunteer based organization established in memory of Brooke Alyson Phillips, daughter of founder Jessica Phillips, who battled acute myeloid leukemia.
Bryce learned about B.I.G. Love by watching a video at his church. Jay White, Bryce’s mom, said the family had been talking about doing something to help the community.
The video inspired Bryce. He saw that the organization gives toys to sick children to brighten their day. With his birthday coming up, Bryce told his mom all he really wanted was a pair of skates and that all of his other presents could be given to B.I.G. Love and his simple idea spiraled from there.
He said he wanted to give his presents to the organization because, “they [the patients] are about my age. They are sick. I wanted to make them feel better.”
Bryce collected gifts from all over when the word of his heart-felt donation got out. He even received a number of gifts via snail mail.
“Ms. Jessica came to my party and collected the presents,” Bryce recalled. He said it made him feel “great” and “loving” to donate his presents to the children, and he plans to do this again next year.
Bryce collected about 30 presents total and was pretty proud of that number.
B.I.G. Love maintains several toy chests at the cancer clinic weekly and operates a weekly grocery program at Arkansas and Texas Children’s Hospitals. The weekly grocery program provides all cancer kids and their families with an opportunity to request on a weekly basis special grocery or comfort items that they might desire. This enables families to obtain essential groceries, supplies and other itesm without having to leave their child or their hospital room. B.I.G. Love also provides individual and group grief support counseling sessions.
If you are inspired by Bryce’s story and would like to donate gifts or volunteer, visit their website at biglovecancercare.org to learn more.